MCC Magazines, LLC Purchases Equine Journal

MCC Magazines, LLC has announced the purchase of Equine Journal and related assets from Turley Publications, Inc. The purchase was completed March 19, 2012.


Equine Journal joins the Morris Communications family of equine magazines and related businesses, including Western Horseman, Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar, Barrel Horse News, Quarter Horse News,, HYP digital magazine, National Barrel Horse Association, and Lyons Press.

Based in Keene, N.H., Equine Journal has been the horse enthusiast’s all-breed/all-discipline source for award-winning features and columns, news and events, for more than 20 years. Equine Journal also publishes two annual supplements, circulated to subscribers and industry influencers throughout the east coast, as well as a quarterly sister publication, Gypsy Horse Journal.

William S. Morris III, CEO and chairman of Morris Communications, said, “I have admired Equine Journal and its experienced and knowledgeable staff for years, and it is a pleasure to welcome the publication into the Morris Communications group.”

Natalee Roberts, associate publisher of Equine Journal, will report to Paul Smith, president of MCC Magazines, effective immediately. “While I am sad to see the long and fruitful partnership with Turley Publications come to an end, the new ownership by Morris Communications will enable our continued growth,” Roberts said.

Morris Magazines, LLC, is a division of Morris Communications Company, LLC, a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor-guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution, and online services. For more information, visit

Turley Publications, Inc. was formed 50 years ago as a small, family-owned business. The Palmer, Mass., company has expanded and diversified as multi-dimensional media company encompassing 15 community newspapers, a national antiques magazine and a regional home-and-garden design publication, commercial printing services and its own advertising agency. For more information, visit